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World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

April 19, 2014

MEXICO CITY, April 19 — Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute yesterday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers. Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was mourned in the European cities where he once lived, the United States and his native Colombia that inspired his surreal stories of family, love and dictatorship. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the... Read more

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  • A man looks at books by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Bogota, April 19, 2014. The Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. — Reuters pic

    A man looks at books by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Bogota, April 19, 2014. The Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. — Reuters pic Read More